Thursday, June 25, 2020


Yes, it's 2:00 a.m. and I've been vacuuming. I don't know why I've got this drive to do stuff late at night lately; last night I even dusted my bedroom!

Temps are supposed to hit the 90s again which means if I don't water the garden, the storms will go around us in the evening. Funny how I can be so practical, but am basically superstitious about the weather.

My thoughts are starting to ramble so probably time to go to bed.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Peep peep

This is definitely, no arguing, my last batch of chicks this year.

And this is the star of the hatching, popping out at an unprecedented Day 16!!!! I would have expected a preemie to be sickly or undeveloped. Not this guy. A little lonely waiting for his siblings to catch up; I gave him a stocking cap to snuggle with. There are 10 other chicks also now and today was only Day 20, so there's still time for more.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Ahhh, rain

We had a lovely rain last night; so very much needed. Only 1/2", but it helped.

This was the first time I tried growing pansies from seeds. Very happy with the results.

Getting some lovely salads.

I think I might need to thin out the volunteer dill. :)

It's been a great start to the summer here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

For the bees

I had to take pictures of the lilacs before they were gone for the year.

 Both the white and purples were heavy with blooms and smelled amazing.

 Of the young bushes I planted to start a new border with my neighbor's yard, three bloomed for the first time this year.

 The snowball bush is just coming into it's time.

 Of course, no spring season is complete without rhubarb.

The garden beds are just filling in nicely. Yes, there is grass to be grubbed out as well.

The last two days were hideously hot for early June - 90s!!! I felt good just getting the yard mowed this morning, still disappointed the rain didn't show up. My house is 77 degrees; I feel like I'm melting, but I'm stubborn about putting in the air conditioner this early.

I've been indulging in escapism by watching Downton Abbey. It really is a different world.

Lastly, I don't want to talk about what's happening in the world right now, but will say that I am extremely disgusted by the book-burning morons who destroyed Uncle Hugo's/Uncle Edgar's in Minneapolis.